Bats featured in next Science on the Sound lecture

Published 11:00 pm Friday, February 14, 2020

ECU Integrated Coastal Programs and the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) are hosting a lecture on North Carolina bats as part of the Science on the Sound lecture series. This series, held monthly, highlights information on coastal topics and issues in northeast North Carolina. This month the program will feature Marissa Liverman, citizen science and conservation specialist at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Conservation.

Liverman’s presentation, entitled “Bats of North Carolina,” will highlight these interesting creatures and ways the public can get involved in bat conservation in North Carolina. The program will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 20 at the Coastal Studies Institute located on the ECU Outer Banks Campus at 850 NC 345 in Wanchese. The presentation is free and the public is welcomed to attend.

“Come learn more about our flying furry friends and how you can dispel the many myths surrounding them,” states a CSI press release. “Bats are battling many conservation issues including white-nose syndrome which has caused mass mortality of cave-hibernating bats in North America.”

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Liverman will also discuss how the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission monitors bat populations across the state along with how you can be a bat steward here on the Outer Banks and help bats easily in your own backyards.

This program will be streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/unccsi and the online viewing audience will be able to ask the presenter questions via an online chat room.

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